The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression... Proverbs 19:11
The family business was at an all time low and we needed family health insurance, which Mark could not provide and I could not get unless I worked full time. I was being strongly pressured to work full time by the Director of the Department. The two hour commute and one specific colleague made my work situation extremely unpleasant. I did my best to pacify her and not escalate the problem. In my flesh I desired to strike out, but prayer negated that reaction.
As a result of the provision and favor of the Lord I secured a full time position as Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Specialist for the Mid South Foundation for Medical Care (MSFMC), the Professional Review Organization of Tennessee. It was twenty minutes from my home, a pay raise, and the most excellent health insurance we ever had as a family. We could afford excellent child care for both the boys at Main Day Camp during the summer, which they both absolutely loved. The job was very challenging but my supervisor was a kind, compassionate, encouraging Pastor's wife. Mark and I attended a couple's weekend sponsored by her church. Only God himself could have secured this kind of provision!
Prayer: You are Jehovah-jireh, God our Provider!
Thought: When we have a very immediate and specific need and refuse to succomb to the impluse of flesh to strike out against an adversary can God be trusted to provide? Give Him the opportunity, He never fails, but provides in a way we never thought or imagined!